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Blue Reactor Microphone

Innovative Multi-Pattern Microphone

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The Blue Reactor Multi-Pattern Microphone:

The new multi-pattern Reactor pushes the envelope of modern microphone design and performance while making multiple mic setups more accessible. Reactor fuses an innovative pattern selection method with a swiveling capsule head for perfect positioning, and features Blue's premium condenser capsule, fully discreet Class A solid state components, and proprietary preamp for simple live switching between patterns (Cardioid, Omni or Figure-8). To facilitate use in multiple mic setups (like Mid/Side, X-Y), Reactor's capsule head rotates a range of 90 degrees for perfect positioning in tight spaces and easy pattern adjustability. Reactor's recording pattern selection is both intuitive and stylish, featuring LED backlighting on the pattern indicators and a magnifying element that compliments its forward-looking design.

Product Features:

  • Large-diaphragm premium condenser capsule
  • Three recording patterns: Omni, Cardioid, Bi-directional
  • Swivel head allows for flexible placement and multi mic positioning (like Mid/Side, X-Y)
  • Unique selection method with magnifier for easy toggle
  • Fully discreet, Class A solid state components
  • LED backlit pattern selection
  • Simple pop filter installation
  • Includes custom designed storage case and shockmount
  • Also found as: bluereactor, blue-reactor
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

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Specifications:

  • Transducer Type:Condenser, Pressure Gradient
  • Polar Pattern: Cardioid, Omni, Figure-8 (bi-directional)
  • Frequency Response: 20Hz - 20kHz
  • Sensitivity: 19.0 mV/Pa @ 1kHz (1 Pa = 94dB SPL)
  • Output Impedance: 50 ohms
  • Rated Load Impedance: Not less than 1 k ohms
  • Maximum SPL: 135dB (2.5 k ohms, 0.5% T.H.D.)
  • S/N Ratio: 88dB-A
  • Noise Level: 9.3dB-A
  • Dynamic Range: 128dB (@ 2.5 k ohms)
  • Power Requirement: +48V DC Phantom Power (IEC 268-15)

Microphone Specifications

Microphone Type
This is the type of microphone included with the purchase of the item.

Wireless:All of these microphones can be used without the necessity of wires or cables to connect them. They usually come with a receiver that connects to the input device where the audio signal is being sent.

Shotgun: These microphones are suspended on a boom and are used primarily in video production and broadcasting.

Lavaliere: These microphones are clipped on to the lapel or tie of the talent for broadcast and video production audio.

Table Top: These microphones are designed with a built in stand or to be placed on a table top stand to be used for broadcasting and podcasting applications.

Headset: These microphones are to be worn on the head typically for live performance and theater production.

Handheld: These microphones are held in the hand and are used in a wide range of applications primarily vocals and public address.

Clamp On: These microphones attach directly on to an instrument.

Drum Package: These microphones are an all in one package for drums typically made of dynamic Kick, Snare, Tom, and a stereo condenser pair of overhead mics for Cymbals.

Studio
Designed Applications
The intended application the microphone is designed for.
Acoustic Guitar
Bass Amps
Broadcasting
Drums
Guitar Amps
Harmonica
Podcasting
Vocals
Spoken Word
Instruments
Number of Microphones
This is the number of microphones that are included in the package.
1
Polar Patterns
The polar pattern of a microphone determines how sensitive it is to receiving sounds as they arrive at different angles.
Cardioid, Omni & Bi-Directional
Transducer Type
The transducer type is the manner in which the audio signal is converted into an electrical signal.
Condenser
Address
The configuration of the capsule determining on which side the microphone is sung or spoken into.
Side
Frequency Response
The range of frequencies the speaker will reproduce (lowest frequency to the highest). Bigger is better, meaning the wider the range, the better. The optimal range is 20 - 20,000 Hz (which is the range of human hearing).
20 - 20000 Hz
Sensitivity
An efficiency or sensitivity rating tells you how effectively a speaker converts power into sound. The higher the number, the more efficient the speaker and the louder it will play with the same input power. An efficient speaker helps you maximize your available power. Most sensitivity ratings measure the speaker's output with 1 watt of input, 1 meter from the speaker. Some speakers' sensitivity is measured with 2.83 volts of input, instead of 1 watt.
 
Efficiency (1w/1m) is not an accurate indicator of a subwoofer's output capability and should not be used as a comparison to other speakers or subwoofers to determine which one is "louder".
94 dB
Signal-to-Noise Ratio
This spec compares the strength of the signal to the level of background noise. A higher value indicates less background noise.
88 dB
Maximum Sound Pressure Level
This is the maximum sound pressure level that the microphone is capable of accepting and transferring into an electrical signal.
135 dB
Output Impedance
This is the amount of impedance that the microphone allows.
50 ohms
Power Requirement
Condenser microphones require an external power source to operate. Typically a +48v DC charge commonly refereed to as Phantom Power.
+48v (Phantom)
Connection Type
This is the manner in which the microphone connects to the source unit. For wired microphones, this is the connector that directly connects the microphone to the mixer (or other input source unit). For wireless microphones, this is the connection that connects the microphones receiver to the mixer (or other input source unit).
XLR

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
Warranty Provider
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Product Summary

Manufacturer

Model Number

Reactor Microphone

Weight

1.50lbs

Internal SKU

reactormicrophone

Internal Product ID

45175

Sonic Electronix Wiring Guide

Wiring Diagram Legend

Warning: The image depicted shows the resistance change when wiring multiple subwoofer terminals. Please refer to your subwoofer's owner's manual for the proper wiring of its terminals. Sonic Electronix, Inc. is not responsible for damage caused to your audio system or vehicle due to improper installation. Please call tech support at 1-877-289-7664 if you require additional assistance.

Product Name: Blue Reactor Microphone

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